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With an annual income of just over $ 200,000 to more than $ 1.6 million, the annual earnings of these heads of state far exceed the salaries of the average citizen in their countries. In general, these countries are among the richest and most productive countries in the world. Although among the countries on this list, the annual salaries of Heads of State and Government are well above the country's per capita GDP or average wages.
Wall Street has reviewed publicly available annual compensation figures around the clock to identify 20 of the world's highest paid executives. We collected information from country websites as well as data from organizations such as the International Monetary Fund and the CIA World Factbook.
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Salaries are expressed in US dollars converted from the country of origin April 13, 2018. Leaders of absolute monarchies such as Qatar, Brunei Darussalam, and Saudi Arabia were excluded from our list due to lack of consistent data.
Constitutional monarchies except the highest currencies have been included Officials have the power to appoint the government. In such cases, including Kuwait, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, compensation for governance is often not publicly disclosed.
Édouard Philippe, Prime Minister of France. (Photo: Lintao Zhang / Getty Images)
20. Édouard Philippe
• Title: Prime Minister of France
• Annual salary (in USD): $ 220.505,00
• Tenure: 1 year, 10 months
• GDP per capita: $ 40,145.94
In France, the head of state of President Emmanuel Macron has more power than the head of government, Édouard Philippe. Nevertheless, Philippe deserves the same as the French president. Both leaders account for more than five times the French GDP per capita.
19th Jimmy Morales
• Title: President of the Republic of Guatemala
• Annual salary (in USD): 227,099 USD
• Terms of office: 3 years, 2 months
] • GDP per capita: $ 7,421.29
Before Jimmy Morales became president of Guatemala, he was a household name in Guatemala in the Guatemalan TV series "Moralejas" ("Morals"), where he starred alongside his brother. Today Morales earns more than 30 times the economic output of a typical Guatemalan citizen.
18. Leo Varadkar
• Title: Taoiseach
• Annual salary (in USD): 234.447 USD
• Term of office: 1 year, 9 months  • GDP per capita: $ 66,548.10
Leo Varadkar is the Taoiseach of Ireland. Taoiseach is an Irish word of ancient origin, which means "leader" and is used in the Irish constitution for "the prime minister or prime minister". As Taoiseach, Varadkar earns four and a half times the average salary of Irish citizens. 19659030] Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Icelandic Prime Minister. ” width=”540″ data-mycapture-src=”” data-mycapture-sm-src=””/>
Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Icelandic Prime Minister. (Photo: Sean Gallup / Getty Images)
17. Katrín Jakobsdóttir
• Title: Prime Minister of Iceland
• Annual salary (in USD): 242,619 USD
• Tenure: 1 year, 4 months
• GDP per capita : $ 49,704.76  If Katrín Jakobsdóttir's salary as Prime Minister of Iceland were distributed throughout the country, every Icelandic citizen would receive the equivalent of 73 cents. While the president has a higher base salary than the prime minister in Iceland, the president has limited powers and the role is largely ceremonial as a diplomat and figurehead.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Jakobsdóttir is the highest-ranking official in the Icelandic government. Prior to joining the Icelandic government, she had a career in both the Icelandic media and the academic world, teaching at various universities in Reykjavík.
16. Stefan Löfven
• Title: Prime Minister of Sweden
• Annual salary (in USD): $ 244,615
• Terms of office: 4 years, 6 Months
• GDP per capita: $ 46,519.75
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven began his career as a welder, but quickly became involved in politics when he became a union representative of his faction two years after his career. Decades later, in 2005, he became chairman of the major union IF Metal. It was not long before he became chairman of Sweden's largest political party – the Swedish Social Democratic Party – and was subsequently elected prime minister.
15. Lars Løkke Rasmussen
• Title: Prime Minister of Denmark
• Annual salary (in USD): $ 249,774
• Terms of office: 3 years, 9 months
• GDP per capita: 46,329.81 dollars
Queen Margrethe II. Of Denmark has an annual salary of almost 13.5 million dollars. However, she is not an elected official – Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen. Rasmussen makes a comparatively modest $ 249,774 per year.
14. Adrian Hasler
• Title: Prime Minister of the Principality of Liechtenstein
• Annual salary (in USD): 254.660 USD
• Terms of office: 6 years  • GDP per capita: N / A
With an annual salary of $ 254,660, Prime Minister Adrian Hasler is a former banker who has worked for VP Bank AG, with the average employee at $ 128,648 earned. Hasler was a department manager there.
13. Charles Michel
• Title: Belgian Prime Minister
• Annual salary (in USD): $ 262,964
• Tenure: 4 years, 5 months
• GDP per capita: $ 42,497.40
Prime Minister Charles Michel earns more than five times the average wage of a Belgian citizen. Belgium raises one of the highest personal income taxes for individuals in the world.
12. Justin Trudeau
• Title: Prime Minister of Canada
• Annual salary (in USD): $ 267,041
• Tenure: 3 years, 5 months
• GDP per capita : $ 44,134.80
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau earns the equivalent of nearly $ 270,000 a year. In Canada, the Prime Minister's compensation includes the member of the House of Commons Basic Sessional Indemnity, the salary of the Prime Minister and the allowance for the Prime Minister's car.
11. Cyril Ramaphosa
• Title: President of the Republic of South Africa
• Annual salary (in USD): 273,470.00 USD
• Terms of office: 1 Year, 1 month  • GDP per capita: $ 12,317.97
The average household income in South Africa is $ 10,872 per year, nearly a third of the average in all OECD countries. The president of South Africa, Cryil Ramaphosa, earns more than 25 times the average wage in South Africa. South Africa fought stagnating GDP growth, high unemployment and social unrest. As a result, the government of Ramaphosa declared salary cuts for the deputies and the executive. However, the Ministry of Finance has indicated in its budget statements for 2019 that Ramaphosa has actually received a salary increase for the current financial year.
10. Xavier Bettel
• Title: Prime Minister of Luxembourg
• Annual salary (in USD): 278,035 $
• Terms of office: 5 years, 4 Months
• GDP per capita: $ 93,891.49
Luxembourg is the smallest country among the top-10 countries that pays its leaders the most, and when Prime Minister Xavier Bettel's base pay to the 596,992 Citizen of Luxembourg will be distributed, both would receive 48 cents. While Bettel's salary is one of the highest in the world, Luxembourgers are not tracking any other country on this list in terms of individual wealth.
9. Sebastian Kurz
• Title: Chancellor of Austria
• Annual salary (in USD): $ 328,584
• Term of office: 1 year, 3 Months
• GDP per capita: $ 45,478.96
The Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is much younger than his fellow combatants on the world stage, the youngest head of state in the world. When briefly in the political leadership at the age of 22, as chairman of the JVP party in Vienna, it is unlikely that he could imagine that only nine years later, with his appointment as Federal Chancellor, he was more than six times the average salary of Austrian nationals would earn.  Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, President of Mauritania. ” width=”540″ data-mycapture-src=”” data-mycapture-sm-src=””/>
Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, President of Mauritania. (Photo: Lintao Zhang / Getty Images)